The power of social media

Poken up instead of thumbs up is what i wake up with and what i go to bed with :-). I’m amazed every day to see the enthusiasm and all the great response we get from people around the world loving Poken. I remember my first thought back in December when reading about Poken. The only thing i could think was: ‘What the **** is Poken?’. I started googling but i only got a suggestion if i was looking for Pokemon. NO, I am an adult and not into that…
I found it interesting and wanted to get my hands on one but in the Netherlands there was a serious shortage so I bought a 12-pack. I helpt building up the market in the Netherlands and now i am joining the team as head of business development and international sales. The team is great, full of energy, inspiring, international and i wake up everyday full of energy and although the days are long i go to bed full of energy :-).

The world is really connected, things have really changed if i bring back my memories of the first bubble. Sorry, let me introduce myself, my name is Ayman van Bregt and Google will tell you a lot but my favourite Poken is an edition that’s not yet in the stores so i will just shut up. Want to know more about me, try LinkedIN.

Anyway enough said, back to my title, the power of social media…. In December Poken did not have any hits on Google, now we are above 160 million. The buzz on Twitter is amazing and Youtube shows its power too…

The guys that made the video below are students in the Netherlands that got broadcasted on a Belgian tv-channel:


I love Lee LeFever and his videos of Common Craft but as of today a big Poken fanatic in New Zealand (Vaughan Rivett) made a great Poken in plain English, don’t you think? He only needs to work on his infographic skills 😉


Poken bridges offline networking and all that’s out there online and we are all passionate about that world. Renate in the UK recently joined too and although we have to miss her for some days, if you are going to SXSW so if you run in to her, the opening line is: ‘Do you poken?’ (check out Seesmic!)

Renate, enjoy the trip and keep us updated here please!

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